Pay your rates
You can pay your rates online, by phone, mail, or in-person at our Customer Service Centres or at any Australia Post Office.
You can also set up direct debit with a nominated bank account, to make sure your rates are paid on time automatically.
|Credit and debit cards online||
You will need the assessment number located in the top-right corner of your rate notice.
|Post Billpay online||
You will need:
|BPay through your bank||Pay using BPay via your online banking website.
You will need:
|Pay by phone using our phone payment system||
Pay your rates by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) over the phone using our secure automated system.
|Pay by phone using Post Billpay||Pay your rates by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) via Post Billpay.
You will need:
|In person||In-person at any Darebin Customer Service Centre.
You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners), EFTPOS, cheque, money order, or cash.
|Pay at any Australian Post Office||You can pay by credit card (Visa/MasterCard), EFTPOS, cheque, money order or cash.
You will be issued with a receipt to keep as your record of payment.
|By mail|| You can mail a cheque or money order:
|By direct debit||Direct debit allows you to nominate a bank account to automatically deduct your rates from. It's a convenient way to always pay on time, and helps avoid any overdue interest charges.
To register online:
Direct debit has two automated, standard choices for deduction periods:
Note: if you would like to discuss an different payment plan you can nominate alternative options online:
Solar Saver direct debit
Direct debit allows you to nominate a bank account to automatically deduct your Solar Saver payments. It's a convenient way to always pay on time, and helps avoid any overdue interest charges.
- Solar Saver direct debit can only be paid by four quarterly instalments.
- Use your assessment number and ratepayer name(s) as shown exactly on your rate notice.
Once you have registered, payments will be automatically deducted as shown on your Rate Notice.
Due dates and overdue payments
|Rate payment||Due date every year|
|Instalment 1||30 September (or next working day)|
|Instalment 2||30 November (or next working day)|
|Instalment 3||28 February (or next working day)|
|Instalment 4||31 May (or next working day)|
- Instalments not paid by the due date will be charged interest.
- Any outstanding payments shown on the annual rate notice must be paid immediately.
- Overdue payments may be subject to legal action without further notice.
- Penalty interest will be charged on late payments at the rate of 10% per annum.
- The interest rate is fixed by the State Government under Section 2 of the Penalty Interest Rates Act (1983).
Options are available via our hardship policy, pensioner rebates, non ratable land and the Fire Services Property Levy. Find out more at our Financial assistance page.